According to Cornell University Law School, tort law is a violation of civil law for which an offender could have to pay damages. Tort law rests on injury or harm caused by an act that provides grounds for a lawsuit. More » Government & Politics Law

Some examples of tort law case summaries include Riss v. City of New York, Bird v. Jones and Gulf Refining Co. v. Williams, published by and Lawnix. Tort law involves civil cases stemming from a brea... More » Government & Politics Law

While tort law aims to compensate a victim, criminal law aims to punish a criminal. In addition, while individuals or organizations pursue tort cases, it is usually the government that pursues criminal cases. There are a... More » Government & Politics Law
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